Sundiata Sadiq, gentle warrior

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February 17, 2016 by socialaction2014

Moorbey'z Blog

by  Politikal prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

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His name was Sundiata, and for over 40 years, he fought for the freedom of his people.

Headquartered in Ossining, N.Y., Sundiata worked in, or led, a number of groups working for Black Liberation and Social Justice.

To list them all would exhaust our time, but just to mention a few: He chaired CORE [Congress of Racial Equality] in Rockland County [N.Y.] back in 1968 and 1969; in the 1970s, he chaired the Ossining Black Liberation Front; and later he led the NAACP’s Ossining chapter in suits against police brutality and helped spark the nation’s first environmental racism suit against a notorious Ossining waste transfer station.

He shined not just as a leader, but as an organizer, working for freedom for political prisoners.

His quiet, reassuring manner attracted younger activists, who came to admire and respect Sadiq, for how he invited them into the Movement…

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